Thursday, September 18, 2014


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Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family moved to Texas, she's still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn't help matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor's son by running for class president. The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But Jesse's apparent defection triggers Giovanna's rash emotional side, and before she knows it, she's turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the ex-boyfriend she dreams of winning back.
In her trademark style, Janette Rallison delivers a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that only leaves readers wanting more.

My Review / Thoughts:
I listened to this book, and I really enjoyed it.  It's hard to write the review because I listened to three other books as well...hehe!
Giovanna is dating Jesse and they seem to have a wonderful relationship.  Jesse's friends are rich and snobby, and are not really all that nice to people out side their circle.  When a kid from their high school passes away Giovanna's twin brother Dante wants to make a memorial for him.   The Student Body President thinks that money should be spent on prom floats.  Dante is disgusted with them so he decides to run against the president.  
When Dante decides to run Giovanna supports him, and Jesse decides to support his best friend and current President.  In a heat of anger Giovanna breaks up with Jesse.  
This was a fun story.  Giovanna was a little to emotional for me, but Jesse was fabulous.  Dante made me angry sometimes because he used Giovanna's knack for getting in trouble to get things from his step mom.  Giovanna feels betrayed and realizes that she wants Jesse back.
Giovanna is always getting herself into some kind of predicament.  Most of the time they are super funny.  
This is such a fun book to listen to!  It is a good book about friends, forgiveness, and forgiveness.
Rallinson does such a great job writing that it pulls me in right off the bat.  It made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion :).  I enjoyed every minute of this book.

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About the Author:

Janette Rallison

Janette Rallison has five children who keep her well supplied with plot ideas, sometimes even making cameo appearances in her novels. She likes to write romantic comedy because there is enough angst in real life, but theres a drastic shortage on both humor and romance. 

Playing the Field was named Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award Honor Book, and both Alls Fair In Love, War, and High School and Love, Life, and the Pursuit of Free Throws were included on YALSAs Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list. Fame Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List, was just chosen for IRAs YA Choices list for 2007